Vitamin B12 plays an important role in the normal functioning of your nervous system, brain and the formation of your blood. Moreover, it affects DNA synthesis and regulation among many other things. Is it any wonder, then, that pregnant and lactating women understand this vitamin and its impact on fetal health? While the knowledge gap regarding this nutrient is lessening, more needs to be discovered. As it stands, Vitamin B12 deficiency is more common in pregnant and lactating women and their young children in developing countries. But this is due to malabsorption, which makes absorption of Vitamin B12 an issue that women in developed questions need to attend to. When was the last time you checked your levels and measured your B12 absorption? For more information, read more.

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